Love Is No Big Truth (Kings of Convenience)

Mop-headed Norwegians Kings of Convenience make pretty indie-pop with whispery vocal harmonies and folky guitars. For some reason, it’s never quite as shit or soporific as it should be. They might sing like they wouldn’t say boo to a goose, but the sprightly groove of 2003’s ‘Love Is No Big Truth’ belies a pleasingly cynical assault on Western-standard fairytale romance clichés – operative vocal hook: “driven by our genes/we are simple selfish beings”.